Cote d'Ivoire Crisis -
  • AfDB's work in agric. reduces poverty in eastern Côte d’Ivoire (An AfDB Feature)
    17 august 2018 13:42:00
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is ramping up the pace of its work in the agriculture sector in Cote d'Ivoire, designed to end end poverty in the eastern province of the West African nation. Full text...

  • Canadian Minister visits AfDB in Côte d’Ivoire, reinforces Canada’s role in Africa
    16 august 2018 14:49:55
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - At the invitation of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Canada’s Minister for International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, is due to visit Côte d’Ivoire on Thursday to strengthen relations with the Bank, of which Canada is the fifth-largest shareholder and the fourth among non-regional member countries. Full text...

  • Rights groups criticise Ivorian president amnesty for ' war crimes'
    08 august 2018 07:30:16
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - Human rights groups have criticised Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara for granting an amnesty to some 800 people allegedly involved in the West African country's bloody civil war in 2010-11. Full text...

  • AfDB Chief speaks at 2018 Agricultural, Applied Economics Association’s annual meeting in US
    03 august 2018 14:43:18
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), taking place from 5-7 August, 2018, in Washington D.C., US. Full text...

  • AfDB grants 20-million-euro loan to Cabo Verde to boost local economic development
    03 august 2018 13:39:34
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Cabo Verde have signed a 20-million-euro loan agreement to revitalize the economy of the West African coastal island. Full text...

  • AfDB calls for greater push for breastfeeding to jumpstart wellbeing of future generation
    03 august 2018 13:38:10
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - As World Breastfeeding Week is being celebrated this week, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on African countries to push breastfeeding as a means to give children a vital head start to their future wellbeing. Full text...

  • AfDB makes major appointments to its management cadre
    01 august 2018 15:07:58
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has announced three major appointments ti its management cadre, according to the media channel of the AfDB. Full text...

  • AfDB, South African Embassy to celebrate Nelson Mandela Anniversary in Cote d’Ivoire
    01 august 2018 15:02:51
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the South African embassy in Cote d’Ivoire have finalized preparations for a joint lecture to honour Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. Full text...

  • AfDB approves US$ 250-million Risk Participation Agreement with ABSA
    21 july 2018 06:19:04
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved an unfunded US$ 250-million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) with ABSA Bank Limited. Full text...

  • AfDB gives Burkina Faso 18-million-euro budget support
    19 july 2018 15:49:50
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group on Wednesday approved 18 million euros in funding from the African Development Fund (ADF) for Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • South Africa's Country Strategy Paper endorsed by AfDB
    19 july 2018 15:31:55
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a string of measures aimed at supporting South Africa’s economic development ambitions as an upper Middle-Income Country. Full text...

  • AfDB approves €20 million for private-sector competitiveness, others in Cabo Verde
    19 july 2018 15:04:46
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed to award to Cabo Verde, a 20-million-euro loan to finance the first phase of the country’s Private-Sector Competitiveness and Local Economic Development Program (PSC-LED). Full text...

  • Sahel Alliance delegation visits AfDB to intensify dialogue with G5 countries
    17 july 2018 15:04:44
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - A team from the Sahel Alliance Secretariat, led by Jean-Marc Gravellini, Head of the Sahel Alliance Coordination Unit, will visit the African Development Bank (AfDB) headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from 18 to 19 July, 2018. Full text...

  • AfDB launches Africa Investment Forum Road across North Africa
    15 july 2018 10:56:21
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - From 13 to 29 July, 2018, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will present the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), the largest investment market in Africa, in North Africa, in a regional road show preceding the first ever Africa Investment Forum, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 7 to 9 November, 2018. Full text...

  • AfDB promotes SMEs access to funds in Africa
    12 july 2018 19:50:32
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved an additional US$10 million equity investment in the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) for SMEs, to enable the Fund to continue guaranteeing loans to small- and medium-sized enterprises across Africa. Full text...

  • AfDB Energy Forum makes case for accelerated electrification of Africa
    12 july 2018 19:40:47
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Energy and development experts from Africa and beyond have called for renewed urgency in the drive to light up and power the continent. Full text...

  • AfDB convenes Africa Energy Market Place
    07 july 2018 11:15:24
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Public, private and civil society stakeholders, including government agencies, development partners and investors in the energy sector began a two-day workshop here on Friday to discuss the technical, commercial, regulatory and financial issues in Africa’s fast-growing Energy market. Full text...

  • AfDB improves ranking in 2018 Global Aid Transparency Index
    04 july 2018 17:30:16
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The 2018 Aid Transparency Index Report, released by Publish What you Fund, has ranked the African Development Bank (AfDB) 4th among 45 development organizations, thereby lifting the Bank by six positions since 2016. Full text...

  • AfDB approves African Water Facility Plans for 2018
    04 july 2018 15:06:49
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the work plan and budget of the African Water Facility (AWF) for 2018. Full text...

  • Week-long presentation of films on ECOWAS holds in Cote d’Ivoire
    04 july 2018 14:59:46
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Office of the Representative of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Côte d’Ivoire was the venue of a week-long presentation of films on the activities of the regional organisation in the country. Full text...

  • ALSF hosts conference on arbitration in Africa, launches African Arbitration Association
    04 july 2018 14:50:52
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) is hosting a conference on Arbitration in Africa, and launch of the African Arbitration Association (AfAA) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Full text...

  • SMEs promotion gains traction through FAPA funding
    03 july 2018 13:30:55
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Leveling the playing field for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Africa is one of FAPA’s (Fund for African Private Sector Assistance) priority goals. Full text...

  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency, AfDB expand procurement partnerships in Africa
    03 july 2018 13:18:19
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency to partner under USTDA’s Global Procurement Initiative; Understanding Best Value. Full text...

  • MCC announces new collaboration with AfDB
    03 july 2018 13:03:34
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Nash, and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Senior Vice-President, Charles Boamah, on Monday announced new opportunities for collaboration between the two institutions. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire sustaining economic transformation, committed to reduce budget deficit
    30 june 2018 09:28:45
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently completed its annual health check of the Ivorian economy observing that political normalization and good implementation of reforms have contributed to the country’s strong economic performance since 2012. Full text...

  • African Development Bank ranked 4th best company to work for in Africa
    29 june 2018 18:44:00
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The 2018 Careers in Africa Employer of Choice Survey has ranked the African Development Bank (AfDB) the fourth best company to work with in Africa. Full text...

  • Fund for science, technology established in Côte d'Ivoire
    28 june 2018 11:32:44
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian government on Wednesday announced the adoption of a bill governing the organisation and functioning of a Fund for Science, Technology and Innovation (FONSTI), whose aim is to finance research activities. Full text...

  • IMF Board approves US$136.6 m disbursement to Côte d’Ivoire
    19 june 2018 09:33:08
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Executive Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have commended the good performance of Côte d’Ivoire’s economy under the Fund supported programme and approved a disbursement of about US$136.6 million to support the West African country. Full text...

  • AfDB to mobilize CFAF 15 billion to finance pay-as-you-go solar home systems in Africa
    16 june 2018 04:56:37
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Because in very remote rural areas of some African countries, access to electricity for low-income people is still through traditional and outdated systems such as battery-powered flashlights or oil lamps that pollute and are extremely harmful to health, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is to help mobilize over CFAF 15 billion to finance pay-as-you-go solar home systems Full text...

  • AfDB approves US$ 15m equity investment to boost agri-business in Africa
    14 june 2018 13:43:34
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - In an effort to boost agri-business and enhance food security in Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) Board has approved a US$15 million equity investment in Africa Food Security Fund (AFSF), to support enterprises in agri-business SMEs and enhance food security in Africa Full text...

  • MDB climate finance hits record high of US$ 35.2 billion in 2017
    14 june 2018 13:22:02
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Climate financing by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) rose to a seven-year high of US$ 35.2 billion in 2017, up by 28 per cent on the previous year. Full text...

  • AfDB, Green Climate Fund and Africa 50 support Desert to Power programme
    29 may 2018 13:28:04
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Africa50 investment fund signed a letter of intent to collaborate on the Desert to Power programme. Full text...

  • Australian firm abandons bid in Tanzania over Mbengué Gold Project in Côte d’Ivoire
    26 may 2018 11:41:32
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Manas Resources Limited, an Australia Stock Exchange (ASX)-listed gold company has announced the termination of its bid to acquire Victoria gold project, in Tanzania, after a lack of progress to transfer the licence, as well as challenging conditions facing mining companies operating in the country. Full text...

  • AfDB launches new civil society committee
    23 may 2018 06:58:15
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Focusing on "Engaging Civil Society to Accelerate Africa's Industrialization", the 2018 Civil Society Forum organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan explored how to associate civil society in the Bank’s High 5 priorities with special emphasis to industrialise Africa. Full text...

  • ALSF co-organizes regional workshop on Negotiating Fishing Agreements, Concession
    22 may 2018 12:59:23
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported (IUU) fishing represents US$ 1.2 billion loss in revenue for West African countries alone, some due to inadequate governance in the sector. Full text...

  • AfDB gives Mali 8 million-euro loan to support trade
    18 may 2018 13:22:46
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - There is good news for trade in Mali, especially for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday approved a credit line of 8 million-euro loan to the Sahelo-Saharan Bank for investment and trade in Mali (BSIC-Mali). Full text...

  • AfDB approves US$ 100 million for Nigerian company to double fertilizer production
    18 may 2018 13:15:02
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$100 million loan for Nigerian firm, Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals Ltd., to support the company’s plans to double its fertilizer production from 1.4 million tons of urea to 2.8 million tons per annum. Full text...

  • AfDB approves US$ 1.5 million for Jigawa on-grid IPP solar power procurement program
    10 may 2018 13:48:13
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$ 1.5-million grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) to support the Nigerian Government’s implementation of Phase 1 of the Jigawa 1-GW Independent Power Producer (IPP) Solar Procurement Program. Full text...

  • Ivorian, Malian, Burkina Prime Ministers to meet on joint project
    10 may 2018 09:36:31
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly, will on Monday pay a friendly and working visit to Sikasso, in Mali, PANA learned from official source. Full text...

  • Africa Investment Forum, a game changer for financing Africa’s infrastructure development (An AfDB feature)
    09 may 2018 13:16:10
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - By 2050, just 32 short years from now, Africa’s growing population will tip the scales at a whopping 2 billion, with a youth of 840 million. In the process, the continent will overtake the populations of China and India combined. Full text...

  • Integrated Urban Development in Africa: Challenges and Lessons (An AfDB feature)
    09 may 2018 13:03:44
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC) will organize an African Regional Workshop on “Integrated Urban Development in Africa: Challenges and Lessons Learnt” on 14-16 May, 2018, in Abidjan, the headquarters of the bank. Full text...

  • Human rights groups say justice for 2010-11 crimes in Cote d'Ivoire stagnates
    09 may 2018 06:11:01
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - Human rights groups are urging Côte d’Ivoire’s President, Alassane Ouattara, to do more to fulfill his promise of justice for victims of the country’s 2010-11 post-election crisis. Full text...

  • 8th African vaccination week launched in Côte d'Ivoire
    08 may 2018 13:18:36
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian minister of Health and Public hygiene, Dr Raymonde Goudou-Coffie, on Tuesday officially launched the 8th African vaccination week, on the theme: ‘Vaccinations are successful, play your role’.Full text...

  • AfDB debars CHINT Electric for 36 months for fraudulent practices
    07 may 2018 13:48:04
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - In a move portraying the African Development Bank (AfDB) as maintaining its "Integrity in Development Projects", the bank on Monday announced the suspension of CHINT Electric Co., Ltd., a power transmission and distribution equipment manufacturer and EPC contractor, for three years over some fraudulent pactices. Full text...

  • Africa Day to be celebrated at AfDB Annual Meetings in Busan
    07 may 2018 13:14:16
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - For the first time, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will celebrate Africa Day – the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (now the African Union), on May 25, 1963 – at the Bank’s Annual Meetings in Busan, South Korea. Full text...

  • Ivorian President Ouattara in Rwanda for 'Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend'
    27 april 2018 09:48:48
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - President Alassane Dramane Ouattara of Cote d'Ivoire has arrived in Rwanda to participate in the "Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend," the flagship event of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation held every year in a different African country to debate issues of critical importance to Africa. Full text...

  • AfDB releases first-ever highlights of 2018 African Economic Outlook in Arabic, Hausa, Kiswahili
    17 april 2018 07:07:39
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - For the first time ever, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has released summaries of the African Economic Outlook (AEO), its main flagship report, in three African languages - Arabic, Hausa and Kiswahili - the three languages among the most widely spoken by over 300 million Africans. Full text...

  • African Natural Resources Centre to host West Africa gas competence seminar
    12 april 2018 15:49:40
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The African Natural Resources Centre of the African Development Bank (AfDB) will host a high-level West Africa gas competence seminar in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on April 17-18, 2018. Full text...

  • Southern Africa finance chiefs hail AfDB
    11 april 2018 06:53:20
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - Southern African Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have described the Bank as the future of Africa’s development and called on it to lead the way to faster-paced development of the continent. Full text...

  • Ivorian authorities, IMF staff agree faster reforms to maintain high growth rate
    05 april 2018 19:32:27
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff and the Ivorian authorities on Thursday concurred on the need to accelerate reforms critical to maintaining growth at a sustainable pace and continue making it more inclusive in the West African country. Full text...

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